child abuse

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the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children

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The field has not fully embraced a population approach to child maltreatment that builds on a public health approach.
a) Exposure to Domestic Violence (EDV) (21) the child welfare system's n=5,560 CIS-2003 (a) response to child maltreatment weighted and investigations substantiated for unweighted EDV.
Characteristics of neighborhoods and communities can increase the risk of child maltreatment as well.
The guide, published jointly with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, provides technical advice for professionals working in Governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on how to measure the extent of child maltreatment and its consequences.
Howe, a professor of social work at the University of East Anglia, UK, builds on his past work regarding emerging trends in attachment theory, child maltreatment, and family support.
2003) Parenting characteristics of women reporting a history of childhood sexual abuse, Child Maltreatment, 8, 4, 319-333
The statements in this cluster related to the conditions necessary for child maltreatment to occur include characteristics of high-risk victims, the parent exhibiting symptoms of Munchausen by Proxy, developmental stages, intergenerational theories of child maltreatment, hypervigilance, and social and economic stressors.
One of the frequently uttered claims of those who support abortion is that abortion will result in fewer unwanted children and should therefore result in a reduction in child maltreatment.
Child maltreatment prevention programs are rarely made available or accessible to children with disabilities, often due to a lack of funding or a mistaken belief that this population does not need prevention information (Baladerian, 1994).
Building on this evidence, theories about child maltreatment take into account the ecology of the child's environment, their immediate family, support networks and the social cohesion of the community.
One topic is the financial impact of youth violence, domestic violence, child maltreatment, elder abuse and sexual violence on the NHS, Criminal Justice System and agencies.
Key risk factors for youth violence include alcohol and other drug use, child maltreatment, gangs, guns, and media violence.
Spend a day in the courts that decide child maltreatment cases in these cities and you very well may see only black or Latino parents and children.
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